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    GREAT TEW MANOR | NOVEMBER 2018

    In this explore. We ventured in to Oxfordshire and found this magnificent mansion that was surprisingly easy access, when we finished however this posh woman who didn't have a clue about the law starting spouting out about the fact that she has two big dogs as we were getting in to our car to leave.

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    Viscount Cary lived in a large manor house that seems to have been built in or before the early part of the 17th century and to have been extended in the latter part of the 17th century. It was demolished in about 1800 (see below), but there are surviving structures from about 1700, including stables, a dovecote and stone gate piers.

    In 1780 and 1793 Great Tew estate was bought by George Stratton, who had made a fortune in the East India Company. He died in March 1800 and was succeeded by his son George Frederick Stratton. The manor house had evidently fallen into disrepair, as the Strattons lived in a smaller Georgian dower house slightly to the south of it, and had the manor house demolished in about 1803. In 1808 George Frederick Stratton engaged the Scots botanist and garden designer John Loudon, who laid out north and south drives in Great Tew Park and planted ornamental trees in and around the village, which today enhance its picturesque appearance.

    In 1815Ė1816, Matthew Robinson Boulton, the son of the manufacturer Matthew Boulton of Soho, Birmingham, bought Great Tew Estate. In 1834 Boulton added a Gothic Revival library to the east end of the house, and in 1856 the Boulton family added to the west end a large Tudor style section designed by F.S. Waller. Great Tew remained with the Boulton family until M. E. Boulton died without heirs in 1914.[3] As of 2014, the house was largely unoccupied and clad in scaffolding and plastic sheeting. It is a restoration project for the estate owners, the Johnston family, who reopened the local ironstone quarry in 2000.



    In recent years the Great Tew Estate has hosted a series of events through the year, including the Cornbury Music Festival.

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    Good to see this place again, been there many times over the years although christ alive that first photo makes my eyes hurt.

    You probably ran into the estate owners who live in the house behind it.
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    Did you scrawl your name on the wall in fucking huge writing like you did at Talgarth!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtal View Post
    Did you scrawl your name on the wall in fucking huge writing like you did at Talgarth!?
    I bloody hope not, shit like that gives people like us a bad name and this place has remained totally free from anything like that since it first came up in 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookster View Post
    I bloody hope not, shit like that gives people like us a bad name and this place has remained totally free from anything like that since it first came up in 2010
    Seems to be the done thing now, scrawl your goontube and instacunt links on the wall. And who hand writes hashtags ffs!? Gone are the days of the good old check in boards...

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    No and it wasn’t us actually. It was someone from 28dl trying to make us look bad and I’d expect a better attitude on derelictplaces...

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    We aren’t the sort to do it you get to see 28dayslater scrawled in every place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtal View Post
    Seems to be the done thing now, scrawl your goontube and instacunt links on the wall. And who hand writes hashtags ffs!? Gone are the days of the good old check in boards...
    It's sadly a very common practice amongst a lot of the kids in America which I have to deal with too, scrawling your IG name everywhere seems to be the done thing now.

    Give me chalk and a board any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopAbandoned View Post
    No and it wasn’t us actually. It was someone from 28dl trying to make us look bad and I’d expect a better attitude on derelictplaces...
    Why specifically target you? Have you upset someone? And nobody in their right mind on 28DL would advertise it in derps. Most likely non members doing it to be dicks. This whole cross forum hating thing is a load of bullshit anyway.

    And better attitude? Being opposed to self advertising graffiti is not bad attitude. I would call anyone out for doing it. I am sure you can see my point, whether it was you or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookster View Post
    Give me chalk and a board any day.
    I'm all about the whiteboards myself...!

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